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Biogeographic subregion 2013 wetland system extents

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2013 wetland system extent by biogeographic subregion metadata
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Biogeographic subregion Total area
(ha)
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
(ha)
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 173,140,542 306,753 1,146,637 3,956 514,453 37,457 2,830,796 79,900 2,434,878 7,354,831
Alice Tableland 2,866,760 409 19,289 109 42,143 424 25,478 87,853
Anakie Inlier 382,284 654 82 104 9 3,277 4,127
Arcadia 715,288 1,967 2,969 603 2,653 258 5,543 13,992
Armraynald Plains 1,589,437 808 1,451 22 445 34,766 726 54,499 92,717
Atherton 177,037 1,734 147 5 365 183 813 3,247
Banana - Auburn Ranges 1,547,555 4,077 3 125 76 14,678 18,958
Barakula 1,301,712 641 1,009 558 637 81 5,581 8,508
Barkly Tableland 2,180,576 166 82 17,483 151 29,497 47,378
Basalt Downs 1,274,731 17,528 319 231 14 11,290 29,383
Battle Camp Sandstones 504,564 9 1,220 769 4,940 6,938
Bellenden Ker - Lamb 271,116 2,390 102 6 < 1 771 915 4,184
Belyando Downs 1,772,127 4,682 1,688 5,508 580 23,378 35,835
Beucazon Hills 95,821 128 67 98 3,614 3,907
Bogie River Hills 1,054,731 3,465 2,897 57 259 292 587 27,985 35,543
Boomer Range 220,541 159 19 10 16 1,515 1,720
Brisbane - Barambah Volcanics 806,778 14,204 8 297 14 11,068 25,592
Broken River 3,309,590 5,636 874 631 5,929 136 130,702 143,907
Buckland Basalts 281,306 1 2 116 1,048 1,166
Bulloo 619,042 10 18,731 110,365 3 5,496 134,604
Bulloo Dunefields 1,077,211 55 22,958 54 24,319 30 2,629 50,043
Burnett - Curtis Coastal Lowlands 706,909 6,718 17,702 17 13 1,404 26,799 655 10,648 63,956
Burnett - Curtis Hills and Ranges 1,031,742 9,163 31,999 31 2,203 4,050 148 13,754 61,348
Burringbar - Conondale Ranges 535,409 10,108 207 4 187 2,034 142 6,841 19,524
Byfield 128,140 17 163 2,711 < 1 3,443 6,334
Callide Creek Downs 301,303 1,315 25 2 676 56 2,017 4,090
Cape - Campaspe Plains 1,007,026 649 696 169 4,615 401 36,865 43,395
Cape River Hills 747,993 23,166 11 70 382 10 17,007 40,645
Cape York - Torres Strait 102,098 92 26,488 2 785 816 28,182
Carnarvon Ranges 2,263,686 187 755 208 670 33 6,101 7,954
Central Downs 9,378,817 2,870 1,370 5,086 61 23,736 33,123
Claraville Plains 3,738,013 174 12 70,646 466 53,293 124,591
Clarke - Connors Ranges 631,989 1,683 71 < 1 87 6 5,091 6,938
Claude River Downs 1,026,214 889 90 321 544 26 9,816 11,686
Coastal Plains 288,595 5 62,138 23,029 350 85,522
Coen - Yambo Inlier 2,313,476 201 14,372 12 4 6,311 28,633 49,533
Coongie 5,724 41 53 884 978
Cooper - Diamantina Plains 3,437,773 67 76,962 6 995,497 35 70,353 1,142,919
Culgoa - Bokhara 420,325 25,745 9 107 1,932 453 7,751 35,998
Cuttaburra - Paroo 644,047 35 18,296 4 52,512 529 599 71,976
Daintree - Bloomfield 358,119 103 5,370 12 10 2,654 1 3,149 11,300
Dawson River Downs 982,807 4,521 145 665 2,801 794 5,748 14,675
Debella 81,531 4,028 4,012 < 1 225 58 1,943 10,266
Dieri 259,083 1 5,384 2,772 1,123 9,280
Donors Plateau 2,449,964 2,335 9,239 302 817 21,106 173 55,817 89,789
Doomadgee Plains 1,684,750 55 534 18 22,766 6 18,634 42,013
Dulacca Downs 162,442 386 157 10 17 104 673
Eastern Darling Downs 1,698,060 11,163 66 392 1,780 466 6,267 20,135
Eastern Mulga Plains 1,563,269 475 405 179 13,112 146 404 14,721
Flinders 435,263 238 41 177 7 6,451 6,914
Georgetown - Croydon 1,041,407 1,219 355 340 38 23,858 25,810
Georgina - Eyre Plains 1,212,759 4 21,571 < 1 318,732 18 52,216 392,542
Georgina Limestone 1,437,914 170 516 43 9,141 8,515 18,385
Gilberton Plateau 1,403,937 200 782 15 2,349 120 12,109 15,575
Goneaway Tablelands 5,182,219 297 6,545 154 17,844 41 205,329 230,211
Great Sandy 362,412 90 10,641 3,069 15 39,152 12 1,272 54,251
Gympie Block 859,024 4,051 151 43 1,199 131 21,990 27,566
Herbert 222,189 611 14,598 2 16 7,098 759 10,497 33,581
Herberton - Wairuna 661,771 912 2,668 165 3,000 386 19,613 26,744
Hodgkinson Basin 1,607,221 1,966 3,814 460 3 31,387 37,630
Holroyd Plain - Red Plateau 2,208,468 266 149 47 14,538 210 49,556 64,766
Inglewood Sandstones 1,218,793 3,947 208 4 535 42 3,420 8,156
Innisfail 195,917 2,042 9,282 177 13 12,429 36 3,262 27,241
Isaac - Comet Downs 2,693,397 12,546 316 2,014 8,351 1,414 43,627 68,269
Jardine - Pascoe Sandstones 1,451,290 4 40,650 3,600 57,777 4,837 106,869
Jericho 1,486,926 512 104 2,467 42 11,319 14,443
Karumba Plains 1,070,737 44 483,178 1,230 17 25,865 67 6,768 517,170
Kidston 2,929,528 1,440 264 486 3,457 9 67,705 73,362
Kirrama - Hinchinbrook 283,165 1,474 682 < 1 465 1,598 4,220
Kynuna Plateau 2,293,311 561 173 747 64 35,988 37,533
Lake Pure 984,908 4 12,921 11 10,894 725 24,555
Langlo Plains 1,290,484 107 51 7,652 6,852 14,662
Laura Lowlands 1,791,536 88 9,080 124 16 35,349 14 18,907 63,578
Macalister 112,730 442 24 362 39 1,644 2,510
Macintyre - Weir Fan 291,967 9,673 197 621 3,082 827 8,985 23,385
Manifold 79,681 13 8,514 7 7,078 858 4,366 20,836
Marlborough Plains 1,216,837 10,455 125,304 954 593 612 8,847 37,537 17,703 202,005
McArthur 589,190 1 1,428 9,984 11,413
Mitchell - Gilbert Fans 5,262,816 409 7,905 1,619 62 101,970 287 233,790 346,042
Moonie - Barwon Interfluve 689,472 3,396 0 136 364 176 1,603 5,675
Moonie R. - Commoron Creek Floodout 750,659 2,289 44 598 445 1,492 4,867
Moreton Basin 784,969 6,409 82 8 558 3,717 505 12,175 23,453
Mount Isa Inlier 4,641,852 5,716 1,763 73 108,455 116,007
Mount Morgan Ranges 1,275,970 4,340 96 131 2,472 722 250 7,261 15,271
Nandewar Northern Complex 629,398 4,088 71 2 11,788 15,948
Narrandool 16,500 393 7 400
Nebine Plains 1,207,796 64 2,066 74 66,723 1,755 591 71,273
Nebo - Connors Ranges 449,269 172 10 170 33 9,407 9,791
Noccundra Slopes 1,798,759 114 949 2 11,008 15,838 27,911
North Eastern Plains 660,369 263 516 55 1,129 397 11,173 13,534
Northern Bowen Basin 1,316,957 5,284 399 1,143 1,028 71 26,857 34,782
Northern Holroyd Plain 2,464,074 86 1,560 < 1 86,982 14,928 103,557
Northern Uplands 1,147,549 160 22 97 3,865 4,143
Paluma - Seaview 233,751 249 < 1 37 1,568 1,855
Prairie - Torrens Creeks Alluvials 1,580,383 414 900 156 4,807 123 12,751 19,150
Proserpine - Sarina Lowlands 471,784 3,777 39,010 73 13 101 15,234 3,319 9,675 71,201
Scenic Rim 228,692 697 < 1 13 < 1 2,608 3,319
Simpson Desert 1,964,992 32,320 7,602 12 326 40,260
South Burnett 563,866 1,923 145 304 28 3,055 5,455
South Drummond Basin 1,009,244 775 35 270 959 114 9,263 11,417
Southern Downs 4,264,666 3,633 72 1,213 3,152 646 29,022 37,738
Southern Great Barrier Reef 272 < 1 < 1
Southern Wooded Downs 4,720,995 1,978 952 1,707 74 34,511 39,221
Southwestern Downs 3,715,454 576 715 75 11,690 32 44,269 57,358
Southwestern Plateaus & Floodouts 1,333,519 512 33 775 22,216 23,536
Stanthorpe Plateau 137,941 665 8 219 4 3,624 4,521
Starke Coastal Lowlands 513,912 199 19,403 1,686 9 11,310 43 8,458 41,107
Strzelecki Desert 402,443 66 39,695 25 2,733 51 49 42,619
Sturt Stony Desert 5,773,950 299 200,856 288 127,550 125 50,858 379,976
Sunshine Coast - Gold Coast Lowlands 365,498 4,509 22,113 290 522 1,043 31,746 1,476 5,673 67,371
Tara Downs 511,339 1,090 190 759 83 394 2,517
Taroom Downs 652,005 1,013 430 332 2,110 201 7,221 11,307
Tenterfield Plateau 7,456 8 167 175
Thorntonia 779,074 30 8 14 39,633 39,686
Toko Plains 498,425 4,118 < 1 1,600 1,944 7,663
Townsville Plains 768,022 8,967 63,086 2,325 124 1,891 6,221 13,195 35,302 131,112
Tully 138,876 417 20,066 10 10 9,409 112 1,846 31,870
Undara - Toomba Basalts 2,076,208 417 1,128 184 52,115 475 27,404 81,723
Upper Belyando Floodout 466,275 330 180 233 133 966 1,842
Urisino Sandplains 860,249 30 70 1 7,533 84 1,103 8,822
Warrambool - Moonie 573,576 7,459 10 252 1,634 2,076 4,554 15,984
Warrego Plains 2,168,127 577 1,159 121 30,273 213 6,413 38,756
Weipa Plateau 2,875,674 1,205 70,067 151 59,025 248 12,291 142,988
Wellesley Islands 127,711 45 19,907 1,324 4 21,279
Weribone High 966,510 4,935 339 598 275 7,483 13,630
West Balonne Plains 1,991,194 6,671 361 5,625 1,346 1,305 15,308
West Bulloo 2,852,104 485 100 52 14,071 291 18,735 33,735
West Warrego 4,220,623 198 675 100 14,136 177 27,951 43,236
Whitsunday 91,153 56 3,067 2 15 47 96 3,283
Woodenbong 2,846 3 3
Woondoola Plains 2,375,110 638 206 158 180 12,070 92 85,141 98,485
Woorabinda 749,785 239 220 3,769 249 6,261 10,737
Wyarra Hills 397,935 235 135 303 37 5,888 6,598

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of biogeographic subregions.

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.


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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Biogeographic subregion 2013 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/ecology/statistics/wetland-extent-2013/biogeographic-subregion.html

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